PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence school administrators are being retrained on how to report allegations of sexual abuse after state officials say administrators at a city elementary school failed to properly report accusations that a gym teacher had groped female students.
WJAR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2u7MTRo ) the mandatory training is being held Friday.
The school board ordered the retraining after neither police nor the Department of Children, Youth and Families was notified about allegations against a Harry Kizirian Elementary School teacher James Duffy.
State law requires the DCYF to be notified within 24 hours.
Duffy has been charged with five counts of second-degree child molestation. The alleged victims are 10 and 11 years old.
He did not enter a plea at his arraignment in June and has not responded to the charges.
Information from: WJAR-TV, http://www.turnto10.com